Free Motion Machine Sewing - Applique

Di Venter, Fabric Addict

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8 Videos (29m)
    • Intro to Appliqué

    • Applique

    • Applique Tips & Tricks

    • Materials to applique

    • Tear Away Stabilizer

    • Bond a Web

    • Freezer Paper

    • Wash Away Stabilizer


About This Class


Kirstie Allsopp described machine embroidery as the 'crack cocaine of the crafting world', with this class, you can discover why free motion stitching is so addictive!

This is a follow on class from basic free motion embroidery.    Now that you have learned to draw with your sewing machine, we will be adding in appliqué, with all the tips and tricks you need to know to ensure success.  

Any basic sewing machine will work, machine setup is covered in class one.  Normal sewing rules are out the window, so no sewing experience is required. 

In the video lessons, I will cover the tools and supplies you will find useful for adding applique and discuss different methods of adding applique, the pros and cons of each.  We will also discuss design transfer options.

Click here for more information on the supplies and tools we will use.

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Basic overview of different stabilizers and which one one to use for specific applications.





Di Venter

Fabric Addict

I am South African born and bred, was Berlin based for over six years, been in the UK just over two, and have recently moved (with our now well-traveled cats) from Winchester to the Midlands.

I love to design and create a rather diverse range of things.  Basically, if I am left alone with fabric ... there is no telling what the result may be.

I have taught sewing classes on three continents so far, everything from bespoke lingerie to textile art.  

Being able to sew has become increasingly valuable to me as we have moved around the globe.  The ability to create pretty things to be worn, or sew decor items and soft furnishings for each new house, making wherever we are feel like home.  And of course to find personal fulfillment in teaching.  

Handmade items are like little time capsules, they hold memories and feelings in them, ready to share the magic as you gaze at them. 

 Each piece evokes a memory of the place, the people, the feeling you felt as you created it - the dress I made while teaching sewing classes for the Berlin International Women's Club, a student's textile art piece from teaching at a sewing school in Winchester.  Look on them, and I can picture the sunlight streaming through the window, the smell of the shared cups of tea, the excitement of students learning a new skill.

I look forward to sharing my skills with you, and getting you just as passionate about your sewing machine.

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